Joburg tourism on the life of the city
Joburg tourism on the life of the city

Johannesburg Tourism's Welcome to Jozi - Make a visitor's day! campaign calls on each Joburg resident to be Johannesburg's tourism ambassadors while also highlighting everything Johannesburg has to offer in terms of tourism. We found out more from Laura Vercueil, PR and communications manager for Joburg Tourism.

By Cari Van Wyk 16 hours ago

INDABA
The value of trade shows

We've just seen the back-end of the trade show season in the hospitality industry. Current conversation concerns the present value of participating in industry trade shows. Should we attend? Should we not?

By Guy Stehlik 19 hours ago

Luxury Phuket more affordable than ever
Luxury Phuket more affordable than ever

The Pavilions Phuket in Thailand made a name for itself providing upscale, super luxurious accommodations for couples wanting to reconnect away from children and the frenzy that often accompanies family-centric holiday resorts.

By Brian Berkman 19 hours ago

Emirates Iftar service and menu
Emirates brings back Iftar service for Ramadan

Emirates is bringing back its Iftar service for travellers during the holy month of Ramadan, allowing those observing Ramadan to break their fast with a nutritious and balanced meal. The Iftar boxed have been redesigned and will be available across all cabin classes on select flights which include those to and from the Gulf region and Umrah groups travelling to Jeddah and Medina. The service has been a mainstay on Emirates flights for over 20 years and is available for the whole month of Ramadan expected to begin on 6 June this year.

19 hours ago

City Lodge Hotel Group updates African expansion progress on Africa Day
City Lodge Hotel Group updates African expansion progress on Africa Day

Work has begun on the 147-room City Lodge Hotel Dar es Salaam in Tanzania. Construction is also progressing well at the 169-room City Lodge Hotel Two Rivers in Nairobi. The development of Town Lodge Windhoek is to begin in June.

Issued by City Lodge Hotel 1 day ago

The new traveller, a new sense of adventure
The new traveller, a new sense of adventure

What makes a traveller? It's not the physical process of going somewhere, it's rather a state of mind. You can be in a plane or hold a map - geography doesn't make you a traveller, how you experience your trip does. There are some secrets to becoming a traveller rather than just a tourist, secrets that will take you where the magic really is.

By Enver Duminy 1 day ago

Potential bumper year for SA tourism
Potential bumper year for SA tourism

If the strong rebound in tourist arrivals in the first quarter of this year is any indication, the tourism sector in South Africa is in for a bumper year. Compared to the first quarter of 2015, arrivals for the first three months of 2016 grew by 18.7%.

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ASATA Diners Club Award winners announced
ASATA Diners Club Award winners announced

ASATA and Diners Club have announced the names of those travel professionals who have been singled out to receive ASATA Diners Club Awards. The award winners were announced at the ASATA Diners Club Awards ceremony held during the ASATA Conference on 20 May at the Lourensford Wine Estate.

1 day ago

British Airways A380 over Cape Town
British Airways adds services for Joburg and Cape Town

Adding to its already expanded Cape Town summer schedule, British Airways added two more flights. The airline normally increases its daily Cape Town/Heathrow schedule to a double-daily service over the busy southern hemisphere summer. It will also be adding three more flights from Gatwick to Cape Town commencing 24 November 2016.

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Can the hotel industry survive terrorism challenges in Africa?
Can the hotel industry survive terrorism challenges in Africa?

The hotel industry goes hand in hand with excellent security, as it is an integral part of a hotel's success. Hotels invest heavily in security measures, given that lack of it can render both guests and staff susceptible to a glut of perils not to mention damaging the hotel's reputation. Nevertheless, hotels offering accommodation in high-risk regions, despite their use of CCTV and camera control, face pervasive risks which require professional handling to avoid escalation.

By Josephine Wawira 2 days ago

Camp Shawu
BON Hotels grows portfolio with Shishangeni Private Game Lodge

BON Hotels has taken over Shishangeni Private Game Lodge situated on a 15,000-hectare private concession of Kruger National Park. The lodge will be rebranded Shishangeni by BON Hotels.

2 days ago

Howard Russell
#AfricaMonth: See the Africa of what was rather than what is

Africa is renowned for its many Safari experiences. Though most Safari experiences have been commercialised at this point due to their popularity, there are still a few destinations that can offer travellers a taste of the untouched wild. At We Are Africa I had the opportunity to catch up with Howard Russell, director of Chilo Gorge, a luxury safari destination "on the edge of serenity", to get their African story.

By Cari Van Wyk 2 days ago

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South African passport the second most powerful in Africa

South African may often be frustrated with the costly and complex visa requirements for travelling to Europe and the US, but South African passport holders can travel to 58 countries visa free and another 32 that only require visas on arrival. This according to the 2016 Passport Index.

3 days ago